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why do we even work on fridays?

i heard that one local company was going to propose going to a 4-day work week, to save everyone gas driving in on that 5th day. each workday would be extended to 10 hours, but i think that’s manageable knowing everyone will be getting friday or monday off. we work 8 hours already, what’s a couple more hours? just more personal web browsing of celeb blog sites and digg/reddit.

anyway, here’s some ed-filtered news to hopefully push you closer to the weekend.

-cellphone enabled application will be able to tell you when a parking spot opens up on sf city streets. 6000 of 24000 parking spots in downtown sf will be fitted with sensors that can tell you when they open up. no more driving around the block 20 times waiting for someone to move [ny times]

-i doubt its as bad as girls make it out to be in the first place, but these are things you can try to make it sweeter [bbc.co.uk]

-this about sums it up between males and females [funnyme]

-cameras on streets and in buildings use infrared to be able to see at night. you can easily defeat that by wearing a special LED headband that is invisible to regular people but will blot your face out for those cameras [wired]

-thepiratebay is a place to get lots of software, music and porn. it’s based in sweden so it’s outside the reach of us copyright laws. they post pretty much all their legal threats here. it’s hilarious to read these damn lawyers’ threats. they’re all worthless and seemingly out of touch with international law on these issues. here’s an example – dreamworks writes in with a legal complaint about them redistributing shrek on their site. here’s their response:

As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe. Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here. For your information, no Swedish law is being violated.


It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are ……. morons, and that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.

anyway, the responses are the best. seems like all these people filing complaints are just billing the clients time and not even properly assessing the merits of each case [thepiratebay]

-middle school in philly area locked down after a ninja is spotted in the nearby woods [phillyburbs]

and the icing on the cake – new order’s regret video.

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